Archive for the Exhibitions Category

The Angel that Troubled the Water: exhibition – review

The Angel that Troubled the Water: exhibition – review

Linlithgow’s Line Gallery has opened its seventeenth Christmas exhibition, The Angel that Troubled the Waters, as teasing a title as ever might be imagined for a Christmas show. Perhaps, however, it refers simply to the several portrayals of angels – by Martin Williams, Marjorie Crooks and Hephzibah Kilbride […]

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Photographs by Siljes Elizabet Thorin: review

Photographs by Siljes Elizabet Thorin: review

The Line Gallery in Linlithgow is briefly exhibiting the photography of one of its owners, Elisabet Thorin.  The exhibition, running until 20 November, has recently returned from Da Gadderie in Lerwick where it was part of the Lines of Connection exhibition. Many of the photographs were shot […]

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Edinburgh’s War: Recollections of WW1

Edinburgh’s War: Recollections of WW1

Two years before the centenary of the outbreak of the 1914-18 War, Edinburgh’s Central Library on George IV Bridge has newly opened an exhibition and a series of talks on Edinburgh’s War: Recollections of World War I.  The exhibition runs until 16 January 2013.

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The Brothers Grimm at the National Library of Scotland

The Brothers Grimm at the National Library of Scotland

The new exhibition at the National Library of Scotland celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm, and runs until 18th November.

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Missed opportunity: Educational angle to Wallace exhibit deserved more attention

Missed opportunity: Educational angle to Wallace exhibit deserved more attention

The Scottish Parliament’s summer exhibition, Special Delivery: the William Wallace Letters, succeeds at three quite different levels, educational, historical and political. Unfortunately, the exhibition’s educational elements are physically less than obvious. One computer, facing away from the main exhibition, captures the work of five schools: John Paul […]

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Special Delivery: the Wallace Letters

Special Delivery: the Wallace Letters

The Scottish Parliament’s current exhibition, running until 8 September, is ‘Special Delivery: The William Wallace Letters’.  The centre-pieces are the only two original letters with a direct link to William Wallace. After the deaths in 1286 ofAlexander III and the Maid of Norway, Scotland had no monarch.  […]

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Masterpieces of Mount Stuart

Masterpieces of Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart on Bute, the home of the Marquesses of Bute, is a massive Gothic revival mansion built on a site long associated with the Stuart family.  The Masterpieces of Mount Stuart (running until 2 December 2012) in the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound features nineteen of Mount […]

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Dreaming and Declaring American Independence

Dreaming and Declaring American Independence

The National Library of Scotland’s current exhibition, Dreaming and Declaring American Independence: the Foundation of the United States of America, runs throughout the Edinburgh Festival, closing on 16 September.  It may have a long and complex title but its purposes are simple: to illustrate the roots of American […]

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Going to the pictures: Scotland and the cinema

Going to the pictures: Scotland and the cinema

There are more film screens per person in Scotland than anywhere else in the world. That beguiling statistic introduces Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema, the main summer exhibition (running until 28 October, entrance free) at the National Library of Scotland. This collection of photographs, […]

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